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Posted on 14 September 2007  - 12:00

Aaron Lennon, Darren Bent and Anthony Gardner are all available for selection for Saturday's derby against Arsenal.

Aaron Lennon, Darren Bent and Anthony Gardner are all available for selection for Saturday's derby against Arsenal.All three have trained this week after knee, thigh and groin injuries respectively.

Aaron has yet to feature this season after undergoing knee surgery in May, Darren has missed our last two matches and the chance to hook-up with England because of a thigh injury sustained after the win against Derby and Anthony was unavailable last time out at Fulham.

Ledley King remains out as he recovers from a knee injury and the only injury blow for Martin Jol came via Benoit Assou-Ekotto, who has struggled with a knee injury since last season.

“Benoit will see a specialist,” reported Martin. “His knee has swollen up again and he won’t be considered for selection. Darren Bent is back, Anthony Gardner is back, Aaron Lennon is back and Ledley King is still out with his knee injury.

“Aaron has been doing everything for the last couple of weeks. It’s his first game, he hasn’t played for the reserves and he’s lacking match practice, but we’ve overloaded him in the last couple of weeks and I think he’s fine.”